USA: New Gallup Poll Says 51% of Older Americans Approve of Same Sex Couples

Written by scott on June 5th, 2013

titleAmericans over the age of 55 have been the most resistant to accepting the LGBT community. But Gallup reports that for the first time, a majority morally accept gay and lesbian relations. Think Progress reports:

That support has nearly doubled since 2001, when only 26 percent of older adults morally approved of homosexuality. Of course, the population of people over the age of 55 includes many more younger people than it did in 2001, which could help explain the growing support. In the same poll, young people (ages 18-34) showed support at 74 percent, while middle-aged adults (ages 35-54) were still down around 54 percent.

While we can assume that support for marriage equality in this population lags behind that 51% number, can majority support for gay marriage be far behind?

Gallup poll – older Americans and homosexuality

 

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